Full time EMS and plans to scale back

I went full time making whips in May 2012. It was a good run, but because of the need for medical insurance and other benefits whipmaking did not provide, I recently took a full time EMS job. With that, I’m no longer a “full time whipmaker.”

I have been running behind schedule for most of the year because of a number of situations and responsibilities that providence has brought my way. Right now I just cannot seem to make up any ground on whip orders. For those who are waiting on an order, please rest assured I will get to it as soon as possible. I work on them as much as I can when I’m not at work or working on something that has to be done here on the farm.

My plan for now is to work on the back log and toward eventually making whips as a hobby again by moving away from doing custom orders. I don’t know how long that will take, but that’s the direction I think I’d like to go now. That being stated, I will continue to accept custom orders for certain whip types for the foreseeable future. It’s just that the wait time for those will be longer as already reflected on the posted estimates at Cowwhips.com

I want to make it clear that, if you’re on my order list and reading this, you will get your whip. I am not going to leave anyone hanging.

I appreciate all the support over the years.



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One response to “Full time EMS and plans to scale back

  • Billy Parsons

    Rhett, It is unfortunate that your whip-making did not produce enough to provide a satisfactory comfortable way of life for you and your family. Unfortunate indeed, as yours is some of the finest work I have seen.

    This brings me to the reason I ventured this comment -other than to express my regards for your work and also my best wishes for your future economic independence. Have you considered writing a book about the tricks and tips you learned in the process of gaining the skills you have?

    Before you state that there is already enough material covering the subject, let me assure you such is not the case. Sure there is plenty of material to get one started, but unlike advanced techniques in leather and rawhide being available, in terms of paracord and nylon braiding there is a tremendous amount of knowledge yet to be revealed.

    Just a thought. Especially in light of how easy it is to publish these days through Amazon.

    Either way, I wish you the best of everything my friend.

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